Music News: Tenth Avenue North’s “Control” Named Mediabase’s 2018 Christian Song of the Year
TENTH AVENUE NORTH’S NO. 1 SINGLE “CONTROL” NAMED MEDIABASE’S 2018 CHRISTIAN SONG OF THE YEAR
NASHVILLE, TENN. (JANUARY 15, 2019) Tenth Avenue North’s single, “Control,” was named Mediabase’s 2018 Christian Song of the Year. The Song of the Year honor is given by Mediabase to the song that has the most spins during the year. This song spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on Mediabase’s Christian AC chart and six weeks at No. 1 on Mediabase’s Christian Audience chart. In addition to Mediabase, “Control” spent 14 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s AC Indicator chart, 10 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s AC Monitored chart, and seve weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s National Audience chart. This song was the band’s third No. 1 radio single and 12th Top Ten radio single. The song has more than 63,000 digital track sales along with over 31 million streams resulting in a total of 258,000 in total track consumption. This song has impacted the listener with it’s strong message reaching a radio audience of 372 million listeners.
“What if I told you God doesn’t need you, He wants you?” asks Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North when talking about their No. 1 song “Control.” “What if I told you that your loveliness to God doesn’t rise and fall with your usefulness to God? God doesn’t need us to be successful, He wants us to be surrendered.
It was this bold question in the song “Control” that resonated with listeners all throughout 2018 making it the top song of the year. This boldness is what the band has become known for with their most recent release of The Things We’ve Been Afraid To Say EP, which has been highlighted in this online feature.
As an artist Tenth Avenue North has more than 1.6 million album sales (w/ TEA) and more than 303 million streams – over 1.7 million in total consumption. “Control” is from the band’s studio album Followers, which has sold more than 60,000 albums (w/ TEA) and has more than 76 million streams. The group is currently working on a new album slated to release in July 2019.
ABOUT TENTH AVENUE NORTH: Tenth Avenue North (Reunion Records) made their national debut in 2008 with their first RIAA gold certification album Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits “Love is Here,” “By Your Side” and “Hold My Heart.” Tenth Avenue North won the Gospel Music Association Dove Award in 2009 for New Artist of the Year and in 2010 “By Your Side” was named Song of the Year. The band gained further momentum with 2010’s The Light Meets the Dark and The Struggle in 2012, which continued to populate radio and the church with such memorable songs as “Healing Begins,” “You Are More,” “Losing” and “Worn.” In November 2014, the band released their fourth studio project, Cathedrals, with the first radio single “No Man Is An Island.” Their most recent project, Followers, has produced the No. 1 singles “What You Want,” “I Have This Hope” and “Control.” In 2017, Tenth Avenue North debuted their Christmas project Decade The Halls Vol. 1, which was praised by the New York Times, The Mercury News (San Francisco) and more. For more information, please visit TenthAvenueNorth.com.